Jaguar Land Rover revs up renewable deal with EDF

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will source all of its UK electricity needs from renewable sources. It has signed an agreement with EDF Energy until March 2020, backed by […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will source all of its UK electricity needs from renewable sources.

It has signed an agreement with EDF Energy until March 2020, backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO).

That means a proportion of the energy firm’s green power is ring-fenced specifically for the carmaker.

According to Jaguar Land Rover’s latest annual sustainability report, it has reduced more than 38% of energy per vehicle produced and cut average tailpipe emissions in its European fleet by 32%.

Around 30% of the car manufacturing giant’s central annual energy requirements is provided by a 5.8MW solar array in South Staffordshire.

Ian Harnett, Executive Director of Human Resources and Global Purchasing said: “Our future is low carbon, clean and efficient. Our programme to reduce our burden on the National Grid doesn’t end here: we seek continual improvements, both in how we can reduce energy consumption further and how to minimise our carbon emissions.”